One thing the residents of Barcelona will tell you is that the city is constantly “en obras.” Which means that wherever you are, turn a corner and there will be some kind of construction work going on. Things age, materials decay, and sometimes, property simply changes hands and new owners have a different idea.
Demolition They're tearing down the castle that stood across the street. Each morning when I leave the house, such rubble at my feet! A gargoyle's head, a family crest,... the rotten stone must fall. It seems that what we really need is another shopping mall. Someone sold the title and a heritage was lost. The change will bring a profit, but it can't outweigh the cost.